Brain/Head Injury Clinic

The Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC) Traumatic Brain Injury clinic serves individuals who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) by providing a full range of rehabilitative services that include: medical evaluations, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social services, psychological evaluation and counseling. The focus of the traumatic brain injury clinic at SRC is to provide medical evaluation and treatment to assist each injured person become as independent as possible.

The brain injured individual's medical issues can be complex. They can involve issues related to cognitive (thinking) skills, attention, judgment, impulsivity, visual changes, decreased balance, behavior issues, and movement disorders to include tremors and spasticity. Family involvement is also emphasized, because traumatic brain injury effects the whole family system as well as that patient's ability to return to work, and social events.

The goal of rehabilitation is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life - physically, emotionally, and socially. In order to help reach these goals, programs may include the following:
  • assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, handwriting, cooking, and basic housekeeping
  • speech therapy to help patients with speaking, reading, writing, or swallowing
  • stress, anxiety and depression management
  • bladder and bowel retraining
  • activities to improve mobility (movement), muscle control, gait (walking), and balance
  • exercise programs to improve movement, prevent or decrease weakness caused by lack of use, manage spasticity and pain, and maintain range of motion
  • social and behavioral skills retraining
  • nutritional counseling
  • involvement in community support groups
  • activities to improve cognitive impairments, such as problems with concentration, attention, memory, and poor judgment
  • help with obtaining assistive devices that promote independence
  • patient and family education and counseling
  • safety and independence measures and home care needs
  • pain management
  • vocational counseling